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Spring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted MilesOn the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition

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Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. This program was produced by Southern Maine Technical College(now Southern Maine Community College)as part of its 50th year celebration of learning. Young women currently enrolled in welding classes at SMTC talk about their work along with women who were employed as welders at the shipyard during WWII.



This movie is part of the collection: Maine Community TV Archives

Producer: Spring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted Miles
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: wars; education; people; oral history; news maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ships; Ted Miles; women welders; Maine Maritime Museum; Bath Iron Works; Maine Womens Fund; Women Unlimited; Reed&Reed; Mary Bertalen; Margaret "Peg" Cheney; Margaret Dixon; Helen Goodine; Frances Olsen; Marion Senechal; Claire Upton; Shirley Wilder

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0


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